The historic centre of Bratislava has changed significantly in recent years. The historic buildings’ facades have been renovated, the whole centre is gleaming and the Old Town streets are much more crowded than ever before. What does the capital of Slovakia offer?
A city you can explore in just one weekend. Bratislava is thus described by the famous travel magazine Lonely Planet. It mentions in particular the exciting nightlife, great gastronomy and a little big city where everything is within easy reach and just around the corner. A walk to Bratislava Castle is probably what you need to experience if you visit Bratislava.
In Bratislava, there is public transport consisting of buses, trams and trolleybuses. From the surrounding towns, you can get to the capital comfortably by train or regular intercity lines. An interesting way to travel to Bratislava is to take a plane from Košice. The Bratislava – Košice line operates regularly and is operated by the ČSA airline. The flight takes about one hour.
From the point of view of global climate classification, the territory of Slovakia belongs to the northern temperate climate zone with regular alternation of four seasons and changeable weather with relatively even distribution of precipitation during the year.
The hottest area is the Danube Lowland (Podunajská nížina) with an average air temperature in January -1 to -2°C, in July 18 to 21°C and with an annual average of 9 to 11°C (the average air temperature in Bratislava and on some south-facing slopes is approaching 11°C).
Our national currency is the euro. It will not go amiss to have cash, but you can also pay by credit card in the vast majority of restaurants and bars.
Prices in Bratislava can be significantly higher than in other Slovak cities. The daily lunch menu costs an average of 5 to 6 euros, and a dinner for two in the city centre costs a minimum of 40 euros.
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A walk to Bratislava Castle is probably what you need to experience if you visit Bratislava. However, few people know that every first Sunday of the month there is free entry as well as to all other museums and galleries. Almost the whole city can be seen from the castle.
From the UFO restaurant, the view is even more beautiful because you can see the entire city skyline. In the building standing 85 metres above the Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP Bridge), you will find a restaurant, a café and a club. And an elevator will take you to a lookout in incredible 45 seconds.
The oldest public park in Central Europe is located next to the SNP Bridge, with the monumental UFO being the main attraction. It is situated in Petržalka between the Old Bridge and the SNP Bridge on the right bank of the Danube. Exactly in the centre of housing construction, which set its boundaries.
Go to the Old Town through one of the bridges, get the best ice cream in the city, take a walk to see the statue of Čumil and, finally, enjoy a drink or steak in one of the traditional city bars and restaurants that stretch from Michael’s Gate to Hviezdoslav Square.
Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, one of the youngest European museums of modern art, is the result of the enthusiasm and initiative of the Slovak gallerist Dr Vincent Polakovič. It is situated on an artificial peninsula on the Hrušov water reservoir. Be sure not to miss it.
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